Mostrando entradas de noviembre 13, 2011

Workshop "Data – Difference – Diversity. Technologies of Differentiation in the Life Sciences"

Workshop "Data – Difference – Diversity. Technologies of Differentiation in the Life Sciences" to be held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 24-26 November 2011 Organizers: Susanne Bauer, MPIWG; Christine Hanke, KHM Köln; Sabine Höhler, KTH Stockholm http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/workshops/en/Data-Difference-Diversity.html Nov 24 14.30-15.00 Welcome (Veronika Lipphardt) Introduction (Susanne Bauer, Christine Hanke, Sabine Höhler) 15.00-18.00 Data – Difference – Diversity: Perspectives - Michelle Murphy: Thick Data and the Politics of Abduction - Brit Ross Winthereik: Differentiating Infrastructure - Christine Hanke: Measurement, Data Analysis and Visualisation –Remarks on Medial Performativity - Adrian Mackenzie / Ruth McNally: Protean Proteins: Methods in Pursuit of Identity and Difference Nov 25 9.30-10.00    Reflections on Day 1 (Staffan Müller-Wille) 10.00-11.20 Data Routines I: Stocks and Flows - Bruno Strasser: The Data Deluge: R

Call for Papers: Geographies of Desire: A Medieval and Early Modern Interdisciplinary Conference

  http://geographiesofdesire.blogspot.com/ Call for Papers: Geographies of Desire: A Medieval and Early Modern Interdisciplinary Conference University of Maryland, College Park -- April 27-28, 2012 Keynote Speaker: Valerie Traub, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan Where do we go to get what we want? Mandeville to the kingdom of Prester John, the Littlewits to Bartholomew Fair, Antony to Alexandria, Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold: the fulfillment of desire, or the negation of an interior lack, is frequently a plotted movement from here to there. “Geographies of Desire” seeks papers that explore how desires are mapped across spatial planes; how do spaces such as markets, shrines, bedrooms, and courts produce material, spiritual, erotic, and political desires? Geography is produced by an invested interest in the world, such that the mapping out of one’s desires is a precondition for mapping out the world. T

Reminder: CFP: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, University of Waterloo in June 2012

Special session on Reproductive Health History Women's bodies have always been sites of struggle – over meanings and for control. The most polarizing conflicts involve women ’ s reproductive health and autonomy. Women's bodies are a terrain contested by and between the medical establishment, the state, churches, the media, and activists. Battles over meanings and rights also pit men against women and women against one another. Further complicating these conflicts are issues of race, class, gender, and heteronormativity. Papers in this panel should seek to illuminate these struggles for meaning and control in innovative ways. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: -abortion -contraception -pregnancy -sterilization -in/fertility, treatments and technologies -surrogacy -adoption -gynaecological health -menopause -sexuality -breastfeeding -reproductive health activism Scholars are invited to submit proposals of 250-300 words, along with a 1-page CV, by November 30, 2

CFP: Technology and Medicine

Call for Papers Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors SPECIAL ISSUE Technology and Medicine We are currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on technology and medicine. Technology and Innovation presents information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences with a focus on technology and academic innovation, and welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.   We publish original articles, critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries, essays, and patent and book reviews of interest to our readers. For this special issue, contributions containing the following information will be considered for publication: *          Description of advances in medical technology *          Economics of a technology, governmental and policy action in issues related to health and medicine *          Analyses of inequalities in the distribution and access to medical technology *       

CFP: Science, Space, and the Environment

Call For Papers: Conference: Science, Space, and the Environment Location: Smith Centre, Science Museum, London Date: Tuesday/Wednesday July 17-18, 2012 Sponsor: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich Organizers: Helmuth Trischler, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich; Ludmilla Jordanova, King’s College London Department of History; Simon Werrett, University of Washington Department of History/ Science Studies Network, Seattle; Science Museum, London. Although the sciences have provided critical resources in environmental debates, their own role in environmental change has been little studied. This conference will explore how the sciences have affected the physical environment. How have scientific practices and ideas impacted on nature – for example do practices such as voyages of exploration or natural history collecting exploit plants and animals and their environments? Does scientific activity cause pollution, depletion of resources, or other